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Archive: Sustainability

16 May 2016

As Drought Grips South Africa, A Conflict Over Water and Coal

by KEITH SCHNEIDER
Facing one of the worst droughts in memory, South Africa’s leaders have doubled down on their support of the water-intensive coal industry. But clean energy advocates say the smartest move would be to back the country’s burgeoning wind and solar power sectors. READ MORE

11 May 2016

Bringing Energy Upgrades To the Nation’s Inner Cities

by DIANE TOOMEY
Donnel Baird has launched a startup that aims to revolutionize how small businesses and nonprofits secure funding for energy efficiency and clean energy projects in low-income neighborhoods. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about how he plans to bring his vision to dozens of U.S. cities. READ MORE

10 May 2016

How Rising CO2 Levels May Contribute to Die-Off of Bees

by LISA PALMER
As they investigate the factors behind the decline of bee populations, scientists are now eyeing a new culprit — soaring levels of carbon dioxide, which alter plant physiology and significantly reduce protein in important sources of pollen. READ MORE

21 Apr 2016

Climate Change Adds Urgency To Push to Save World’s Seeds

by VIRGINIA GEWIN
In the face of rising temperatures and worsening drought, the world’s repositories of agricultural seeds may hold the key to growing food under increasingly harsh conditions. But keeping these gene banks safe and viable is a complicated and expensive challenge. READ MORE

21 Mar 2016

New Green Challenge: How to Grow More Food on Less Land

by RICHARD CONNIFF
If the world is to have another Green Revolution to feed its soaring population, it must be far more sustainable than the first one. That means finding ways to boost yields with less fertilizer and rethinking the way food is distributed. READ MORE

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25 May 2016: Could This Straddling Bus Help Solve China’s Air Pollution Problem?

11 May 2016: Bringing Energy Upgrades To the Nation’s Inner Cities

28 Apr 2016: Half of All Farmed Fish Have Deformed Ear Bones That Cause Hearing Loss

21 Apr 2016: A Town Made Almost Entirely Out Of Plastic Bottles is Being Built in Panama

20 Apr 2016: Entries Invited for Third Annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest

18 Apr 2016: The Complicated Case of Global Warming’s Impact on Agriculture

07 Mar 2016: Climate Change Will Threaten
Key Crops Across Sub-Saharan Africa

03 Mar 2016: Oregon To Eliminate Coal From Its State Energy Mix by 2030

19 Feb 2016: Growing Marijuana Consumes Huge Amount of Energy, New Report Finds

15 Feb 2016: Global Water Shortages Affect At Least Four Billion People, Study Says


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